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Most Popular Outdoor Design Trends for 2021

Most Popular Outdoor Design Trends for 2021

Outdoor living spaces are hot right now! Private outdoor spaces have been at the top of homebuyers’ priority list for years, and recent events only heightened the desire for ones that are just as private, luxe, and comfortable as their interior counterparts. The end of summer is a great time to hit the clearance sales and find the perfect pieces to create your ideal outdoor living areas. 


Builder recently published the article, 8 Outdoor Living Features Homeowners Crave in 2021, and we’re so proud to say that Infinity Custom Homes has been creating inspired outdoor spaces like these for years. Below are a few of the features the article highlighted, and some looks from our very own custom homes to spark your imagination!



Blending the Indoors and Outdoors

The best outdoor spaces offer a near-seamless transition from indoors to out. Infinity Custom Homes have large doors and expansive windows offering uninterrupted views from the interior of the home to the outside. 


Protection from the Elements

Even though you’re creating a fantastic space to enjoy the warm weather, there’s no reason to let the elements rain on your parade. A covered patio or deck can offer solid protection from harsh sun, rain, wind, and even snow. Who said you can’t have the best of all worlds?



Ample Seating

If you’re going to invest in an outdoor living space, it has to be large enough to comfortably accommodate everyone. That means having a dining space and a conversation space — or one large dining table where everyone can share a meal and hang out. When you’re working with your Sales Associate, be sure to take into account how many people you plan to entertain on a regular basis.


An Outdoor Kitchen

Outdoor kitchens are a great idea when you’re building a custom home so that you can take full advantage of all four seasons. With a grill, counter space, seating, and even a fridge, gatherings large and small will make you feel like you live in a resort. When designing your outdoor kitchen, choose durable, weather resistant materials like stone, stainless steel, or even teak. 


An Outdoor Fireplace

While summer here is stunning, there’s no denying the beauty of Pennsylvania in the fall. And there’s nothing cozier than curling up around a crackling fire to enjoy it. Whether it’s a built-out, brick-surround fireplace, a built-in fire pit, or a portable fire pit and lots of seating, an outdoor fire feature is a special way to soak up cool weather vibes in the space you love best.


Built-In Entertainment

When you own a custom home, you want the freedom to do what you want, when you want, where you want. Whether you feel like watching the big game while cooking out, or you want outdoor movie night to be as simple as possible (no projector!), you can opt for a mounted flat screen TV and even surround sound in your outdoor space. 

When it comes to creating your outdoor living space, don’t feel limited by convention. When you build a custom new home in the Pittsburgh area, you truly can design a home — and outdoor space — that takes life to the next level.

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